Blue Streak (1999)



Critic Consensus: Martin Lawrence lends his comedic touch, but the movie isn't much more than standard action-comedy fare.

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Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he sneaks in, posing as a police detective. Trouble is, he's so convincing that the cops assign him a rookie partner, Carlson (Luke Wilson), to put through training. To his surprise, Miles turns out to be a good cop, and the more he tries to find the missing diamonds, the higher he's promoted through the department, until he finds himself in line for a top spot in the detective's division. Supporting Lawrence and Wilson in Blue Streak are Dave Chappelle, William Forsythe, and Nicole Parker.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Martin Lawrence
as Miles Logan
Luke Wilson
as Carlson
Peter Greene
as Deacon
William Forsythe
as Hardcastle
Robert Miranda
as Glenfiddish
Olek Krupa
as LaFleur
Tamala Jones
as Janiece
Steve Rankin
as Agent Gray
Carmen Argenziano
as Captain Penelli
John Hawkes
as Eddie
Timothy Dale Agee
as Cop in Alley
Bayani Ison
as Uniform Outside Station
Scott Sowers
as Prison Guard No. 37
Eddy Donno
as Guard One
Troy M. Gilbert
as Guard Two
Googy Gress
as Desk Sergeant
Robert LaSardo
as Twitchy Suspect
Bill Ferrell
as Cop in Elevator
Billy Williams
as Cop in Gem Store Elevator
Greg Montgomery
as Cop in Precinct
Jason Kravits
as Customs Guy
Henry Hayashi
as FBI Tech
James Gavin
as Helicopter Pilot
Anne Marie Howard
as Female Officer
Jane Carr
as Museum Official
Brandon Michael Depaul
as Little Friend
Amy Oberer
as Terrified Woman
Ash Winfield
as Briefing Room Detective
Erik Rondell
as Francois
Joel Hurt Jones
as Tipsy Cop
Darryl Brunson
as Officer Porter
Michael A. Grasso
as Swat Team Officer
John McCarthy
as Swat Team Officer
Yetta Ginsburg
as Repelled Passer-By
Daniel Rogerson
as Chinese Delivery Man
Shawn Elaine Brown Chiquette
as Friendly Officer
Christian J. Christiensen
as S.W.A.T. Team Member
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Critic Reviews for Blue Streak

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (21)

Most of the film is just Mr. Lawrence goofing around.

December 31, 1999
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

As an action comedy, Blue Streak offers little freshness on either front.

December 31, 1999
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Blue Streak falls victim to bad cliches.

December 31, 1999
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The resumes of the minds behind it almost define Hollywood formula mediocrity.

December 31, 1999
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Apart from Lawrence's goofing, Blue Streak isn't much of a movie and its formula of stunts, anti-authority humor and a chase-and-crash finale is predictable enough to be depressing.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Still, the movie is pretty bad. It's Rush Hour meets 48 Hours meets Bad Boys except this time around there's only one bad boy and the script and direction are subpar.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Blue Streak


Miles Logan: Carlson. I've got something to tell you. I'm not from West Covina. I'm from Internal Affairs.  "He's a cop that's not." Blue Streak is a likable and entertaining action comedy. No I know what you're thinking. How, it has Martin Lawrence in it? I'll be the first to say that the guy makes a lot of shit and that he isn't that funny. But every one in awhile he starred in decent movies, such as Life. Blue Streak is another one of those decent films he starred in. It's funny and Martin Lawrence isn't too ridiculous to where it completely overpowers everything else that is going on.  At the start of Blue Streak, Miles and his fellow robbers are heisting a diamond. When Miles gets backed into a corner with the cops, he decides to hide the diamond and get it once he gets out of prison. So he hides it in a building that isn't done being built yet. Two years later, when he gets out of prison, he goes back to that building, and it is a police station. Now he has to pose as a detective in order to get the diamond back. A lot of what goes on is predictable and unoriginal, but it is all done in a way that makes it feel fresher than it really is. Blue Streak is one of those movies that I've seen many times, and can watch whenever. You don't have to think too much while watching, and it is an enjoyable time. Plus Dave Chapelle is always worth watching and he plays Miles' driver, Tulley, and just happens to be the funniest thing going on in the movie. Even if you don't like Lawrence, don't automatically assume you won't like this. I don't really care for him, but this is a movie I can say I like. I'm not going to lie and say that this movie is anything special, but it is definitely worth a watch.

Melvin White
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Funny comedy about a robber who hides the stolen diamond then finds that they've built a police station where he hid it. He has to pretend to be a cop to get to the diamond.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Before watching "Blue Streak," I had heard that it wasn't that good of a movie, but I knew that since it has Martin in it that it had to at least have a few funny parts, and I was right. Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) is a jewel thief who just got out of prison. He pretends be a cop in order to try and find the jewel that could make him millions of dollars richer. But it won't be as easy as he first thought it would. Since I had heard so many not so rave reviews about "Blue Streak," I wasn't really expecting that much out of it. There are a few parts that are flat out hilarious and the movie itself is interesting enough even when it's not funny. If you like Martin in other movies such as "Nothing To Lose" or "Big Momma's House," give "Blue Streak" a chance. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I've always liked Martin.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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